Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2662

Incident date

October 29, 2017

Location

الحميدية, Hamidiya, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.3301466, 40.1456308 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between seven and ten civilians were killed – including two children, a woman and two men, and “dozens” more were injured, following airstrikes on Hamidiya. Sources were conflicted as to who was to blame. Most blamed Russian warplanes, however one blamed the Syrian regime, and another reported that Russian and “other planes” bombed the vicinity.

The bombing was described by local media as resulting in a “massacre”, which allegedly occurred after midnight on the early hours of the 30th, however Airwars cannot be sure on the precise date of the strike.

DeirEzzor24 reported that “Russia and other planes committed a horrific massacre on Sunday in the city of Deir Ezzor, in which seven martyrs were killed and dozens were wounded.” Additionally, it reported that “the warplane launched two missile attacks on the neighbourhood” and that “the number of martyrs is expected to increase, because of the presence of civilians under the rubble, after the collapse of a building in the neighbourhood”.

According to sources, there was a severe shortage in medical supplies in the vicinity.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (2 children1 woman1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Saddam Khalid al-Dahim, killed in an airstrike on Hamidiya, 29th October 2017. (via @EuphratesPost)
  • The aftermath of an airstrike on Hamidiya, 29th October 2017. (via DeirEzzor24)
  • Hussein Khaled al Daheim, killed in an airstrike on Hamidiya, 29th October 2017. (via SN4HR)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Unknown Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Unknown
  • Unknown position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 10
  • (2 children1 woman1–2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces, Unknown

Sources (12) [ collapse]